Newspaper Clipping, Freighting Cotton in the Early Days
Mammoth Spring Democrat
It is believed this is a wagon train of cotton being brought to Mammoth Spring for shipment from John Franklin Sutherland of Camp, Arkansas. Gerald Burk, a grandson of the late Sutherland, said the picture has been in the family for a number of years and it is believed it was made in the late 1910s or early 1920s. Five bales were hauled on each wagon.
As part of a special interest column, the Mammoth Spring Democrat often ran old photos. This article depicts horse and mule drawn wagons hauling five cotton bales each from a farm in Camp, Arkansas to a cotton gin in Mammoth Spring for processing.
From Swamps to Farms - A History of Farming in Arkansas
Arkansas State Archives
Freighting Cotton in the Early Days, MSNE.0061 - TB2, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas
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